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30-Day Photo Challenge

Back in April I decided I wanted to do a photo challenge.  I’d seen several online (Facebook, Pinterest… you get the idea), but none of them really resonated fully with me.  So I decided to take a few of the best ideas from several of them I’d found, and mush them together into my own challenge.

High contrast closeup of red haired girl with unique ring

Lights… Camera… Action!

Light.

It’s every photographer’s strongest asset.  Natural light is beautiful, especially on warm sunny evenings or in the open shade.  But sometimes, natural light just does funny things.  Blue skies blow out white in order to properly expose your subject, harsh shadows create weird lines on faces, the list goes on.  And sometimes, natural light just isn’t available.  Dark reception halls and churches, or your front room on an evening, can be too dark for exceptional photography.  

Tulip fields - Roozengaarde

Tulips Tulips Tulips!

If you’re from the general Seattle area, chances are good that you’ve heard of the Tulip Festival in Mt. Vernon, and the Roozengaarde display garden.  Mike and I have managed to go up to the festival every year since we bought our house in Marysville – I even went a couple weeks after having my gallbladder removed while toting around a two-month old.  Yup, I’m dedicated to gawking at flowers.  This year, the nice weather aligned perfectly to get some nice sunshine on the weekend.  Since my family was coming up anyway so I could do my step-brother’s senior photos, we decided to go up north on Sunday and introduce more of my family to the craziness that is Mt. Vernon on a sunny spring day.

BBQ, Bingo, Beer & Batman – SWG’s March Meeting

As you probably know, we’re proud card-carrying members of the Snohomish Wedding Guild (well, we would be if they had membership cards, anyway).  Every couple months we get together to talk shop, eat good food, and escape our toddlers.  Maybe that last part is just me.  We were the featured photographers at the event, which means you get another sneek peak at what we crazy wedding types do when we aren’t at your events.